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Author: Galligan, Richard J.
Resulting in 2 citations.
1. Bahr, Stephen J.
Galligan, Richard J.
Teenage Marriage and Marital Stability
Youth and Society 15,4 (June 1984): 387-400.
Cohort(s): Young Men
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keyword(s): Divorce; Education; Marital Stability; Marriage; Teenagers; Unemployment Duration; Variables, Independent - Covariate

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This longitudinal study hypothesized that level of education and length of unemployment are intervening variables between divorce and age at marriage. This hypothesis was based on the notion that a low level of education and an increased probability of unemployment are consequences of early marriage that affect the rate of divorce. The data utilized were from the Young Men's cohort of the NLS. Findings indicated that those who married at a later age, who had more education, and who did not experience unemployment were more likely to remain in a stable marriage. These three independent variables accounted for approximately 15 percent of the variance in marital stability, thereby supporting the hypothesis. The data suggested that public policies supporting education and employment of young married people may reduce some of the economic stress that contributes to divorce.
Bibliography Citation
Bahr, Stephen J. and Richard J. Galligan. "Teenage Marriage and Marital Stability." Youth and Society 15,4 (June 1984): 387-400.
2. Galligan, Richard J.
Bahr, Stephen J.
Economic Well-Being and Marital Stability: Implications for Income Maintenance Programs
Journal of Marriage and Family 40,2 (May 1978): 283-290.
Cohort(s): Young Women
Publisher: National Council on Family Relations
Keyword(s): Assets; Educational Attainment; Family Resources; Husbands, Income; Marital Dissolution; Marriage; Welfare; Well-Being

The authors examine the effects of economic well-being on marital stability. The results show that income by itself has only a negligible effect on marital dissolution; however, the level of assets has a significant effect even after relevant variables are controlled. The dissolution rate of blacks is significantly higher than for whites as is the rate for less educated women. The results suggest that direct income supplements may have little effect on marital dissolution unless they increase the level of family assets.
Bibliography Citation
Galligan, Richard J. and Stephen J. Bahr. "Economic Well-Being and Marital Stability: Implications for Income Maintenance Programs." Journal of Marriage and Family 40,2 (May 1978): 283-290.